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Support Port Discovery's Access Programs through Fun Adult-Only Events

Port Discovery Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization that works to inspire learning through purposeful play.

We rely on the support of our community to empower our efforts, and we raise contributions through donations, sponsorships and fundraisers, including our famously fun Play It Forward Gala and Hops & Vines Fundraiser.

Upcoming Fundraisers

Hops & Vines Friendraiser: November 18, 2017

Adults Take Over Port Discovery! Take a night off from adulting and be a kid again! Join Port Discovery for the 5th Annual Hops & Vines fundraiser, where you’ll take part in fun activities, demonstrations, make Shrinky Dinks, and explore three floors of interactive exhibits that bring out your inner child. Enjoy libations from some of Baltimore’s best breweries and wineries, plus sample foods from top restaurants in the area. Better yet, you’ll be raising funds for Port Discovery’s access programs, which provide free or reduced admission to the Museum for families and schools in economically challenged communities, children with special needs and for military families. Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/2xfEHme.   Tickets are $50 in advance before October 15th, $75 after October 15th and  at the door.

Play It Forward Gala 2018 - Date TBD

Port Discovery's annual Play it Forward Gala raises funds for Port Discovery’s access programs, allowing us to bring children to our Museum for free or reduced admission and take our programs out into the community. Every year, we honor a special individual or organization who works to improve the lives of children in Baltimore with the Great Friend to Kids Award. The 2017 gala honored Dr. Jay Perman, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and past honorees have included former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Laureate Education Chairman and CEO Douglas L. Becker, former State Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick.

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2017 Play It Forward event: J.S. Plank & D.M. DiCarlo Family Foundation, Inc., CSX Transportation,  Ernst & Young LLP, Pandora Jewelry, LLC, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Stanley Black & Decker, Sylvan/Laureate Foundation, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Venable LLP, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, ASC Partners, LLC , Bank of America, BGE – An Exelon Company, Flavor & Fragrance Specialties, Inc., Lewis Contractors,  M&T Bank, McCormick & Company, Inc., Miles & Stockbridge P.C., George A. Roche, Gordon & Joan Stetz, T. Rowe Price, Xerox Corporation, Baltimore Ravens, Cindy Conklin & Bob Merbler, Coppermine Racquet & Fitness, The Cupid Foundation, Ecosystem Investment Partners, Ira Gansler and RBC Wealth Management and PricewaterhouseCoopers. WYPR 88.1 and The Daily Record are media sponsors for Play It Forward.

About our Fundraisers

Hops & Vines 

Hops & Vines raises funds for Port Discovery’s access programs, which provide free or reduced admission for families and schools in economically challenged communities, children with special needs and military families. 

Play It Forward

Port Discovery's annual Play it Forward Gala raises funds for Port Discovery’s access programs, allowing us to bring children to our Museum for free or reduced admission and take our programs out into the community.

 

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